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29 Apr 2015 description

Executive summary

This report was commissioned by UNHCR’s Shelter and Settlements Section (SSS).
It combines the findings of two separate evaluations undertaken in Somalia in the latter half of 2014:

1) Shelter response

2) Shelter cluster coordination

16 Apr 2015 description
  • Over 2.3 million people are in need of assistance, out of which over 730 000 are in a crisis or emergency situation.
  • Somalia’s 1.1 million displaced people remain particularly vulnerable. Over 60 per cent of those unable to meet their food needs are displaced and often face violence, discrimination and abuse.
  • In 2015, the European Commission has allocated €35 million to support lifesaving assistance in the country. Delivering aid in Somalia remains extremely difficult with aid workers facing security threats and restrictions to access people in need.
11 Mar 2015 description

Garowe, 11/03/2015

Today, EU Ambassador to Somalia, Michele Cervone d'Urso, and German Ambassador to Somalia, Andreas Peschke, launched, together with the President of Puntland, H.E. Abdiweli Mohamed Ali ‘Gas’, the "Sustainable Road Maintenance Project" aiming at rehabilitating the "Garowe-Galkacyo" road.

26 Jun 2014 description

Summary: This 6 months summary update covers the actions on part of Somali Red Crescent Society (SRCS) supported by IFRC in response to the tropical cyclone disaster that hit eastern coastal parts of the Puntland State of Somalia on 10 November 2013. Heavy rainfall and flash floods followed the tropical cyclone and caused loss of human lives and the destruction of assets including livestock and fishing boats, destroying numerous settlements, service centres, roads, schools, communications and electrical installations.

14 Apr 2014 description

Many sources of water in Somalia have been damaged or have lacked maintenance since the outbreak of conflict in the early 1990s. Making sure that Somalis have access to safe water supplies is thus a central part of the ICRC’s work in the country.

In 2013, nearly 375,000 people – and crucially also their livestock – had their access to water improved by the ICRC.

24 Mar 2014 description


The nutrition status of children under the age of five is generally accepted as one of the best indicators of prevailing poverty and food insecurity in the region/country. The Food Security and Nutrition Analysis Unit (FSNAU) provides a snapshot of current nutrition situation in Somalia through biannual assessment of nutrition status. Between November 2013 and January 2014 (Post Deyr), FSNAU conducted 40 nutrition surveys across Somalia covering all regions & livelihood zones and assesses nutrition status of 27, 581 children (6-59 months).

08 Mar 2014 description
report UN Children's Fund


  • Events to commemorate the World AIDS Day were convened all over Somalia and included sports activities, performances by local traditional dancers and singers and official receptions focusing on awareness-raising.

  • General decrease in the total new admissions for nutrition services since January to date across all regions due to closure of nutrition programmes across the country as humanitarian funding levels have reduced significantly.

06 Mar 2014 description

Nearly 860,000 people remain acutely food insecure in Somalia

Key Messages

  • An estimated 857,000 people will be in Crisis and Emergency (IPC Phases 3 and 4) requiring urgent humanitarian assistance between February and June 2014.

02 Mar 2014 description

Key Messages

In West Africa,2013/14 grain harvests were near-average in the Sahel and market supplies improved in may parts of the region in January. Production shortfalls in eastern Niger and northern Chad resulted in atypical price increases. Institutional purchases began in January at average levels in Niger, but above-average levels in Mali. Rice imports from international markets contributed food availability in coastal countries.

25 Feb 2014 description

Syria: Violence is ongoing across the country, with further government bombardments in the southeastern governorates of Damascus and Dara’a. To date, an estimated 2.5 million people have crossed into neighbouring countries, while 6.5 million are now internally displaced. In a separate development, the UN Security Council adopted a non-binding resolution to boost humanitarian access to Syria as increasing security incidents at the Turkish border threaten to compromise access to the north of the country.

20 Feb 2014 description


  • While there have been incremental improvements, the humanitarian situation remains fragile and needs vast.

  • Recent findings show a slight increase in the number of severely malnourished children compared to six months ago.

  • Possible military operations in key agricultural areas of southern and central Somalia could have multi-layered consequences.

20 Feb 2014 description

· SWALIM Early Warning Information Saves Lives

· Building Resilient Communities through Disaster Risk Reduction and Early Warning

· SWALIM Completes Survey of Strategic Emergency Boreholes in Northern Somalia

· Fostering Accountability through Cash Based Intervention Remote Monitoring

· SWALIM supports Somaliland Ministry of Agriculture to survey agricultural areas

· Among others

18 Feb 2014 description

Syria: Conflict continues in the country with further infighting reported between armed groups in Deir-ez-Zor, clashes between opposition and government forces in Idleb, and governmental bombardments on the governorates of Rif Dimashq, Dar’a and Aleppo. To date, over 2.4 million people have fled the country, and an estimated 6.5 million are internally displaced. Meanwhile, the latest round of Geneva II peace talks between Syrian Government representatives and opposition leaders came to an end with little progress being made.

11 Feb 2014 description


  • Food security stable but some areas experiencing crisis

  • Protection concerns for South Sudanese IDPs and refugees

  • Displacement crisis in Katanga, DRC

  • Reintegration challenges for expelled migrants from Tanzania

  • Less displacement caused by inter-communal violence in Kenya in 2013 compared to 2012

  • ICRC in Sudan forced to suspend operations, in talks with Government

11 Feb 2014 description

In Syria, violence is ongoing with government bombardments on Aleppo and infighting between rival rebel factions in Deir-ez-Zor and Al-Hasakeh. Between 07-11 February, a temporary ceasefire in the city of Homs allowed for the evacuation of over 1,200 people and the entry of humanitarian convoys into the Old City for the first time in two years. To date, at least 242,000 people are trapped in besieged areas across the country. Meanwhile, the second round of the Geneva II peace talks began, with expectations regarding aid deliveries and the release of prisoners.